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Nom de naissance Vadivelu
Nationalité Inde
Naissance 10 octobre 1960 (61 ans)
Récompenses Filmfare Awards South

Vadivelu is an Indian film actor, comedian and playback singer. Since the 1990s, he has acted mainly as a comedian in Tamil films and is renowned for his slapstick comedies. Vadivelu has won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Comedian five times for his works in Kaalam Maari Pochu (1996), Vetri Kodi Kattu (2000), Thavasi (2001), Imsai Arasan 23m Pulikesi (2006) and Kathavarayan (2008). He has also won the Filmfare Award for Best Comedian – Tamil once for his work in Chandramukhi (2005) and was nominated once in the Best Supporting Actor – Tamil category for Aadhavan (2009). He also won the Vijay Award for Best Comedian for his work in Marudhamalai (2007) and was again nominated once in the Best Comedian category for his work in Aadhavan (2009). He has acted as a hero in four films to-date: Imsai Arasan 23rd Pulikecei (2006), Indiralohathil Na Azhagappan (2008), Tenaliraman (2014) and Eli (2015).


Early life
Born in village at Madurai. Vadivelu is popularly known as "Vaigai Puyal", meaning "the storm from the Vaigai River" (which flows through Madurai), for his high sense of humour. Before his film career, he was working in a small shop where glass frames for photos and paintings were made. He was struggling with his monthly income of just a few hundred rupees. His fortune improved when his film career took off. By 1994, he owned a Tata Sierra (which was then considered a luxury) and credit goes to Rajkiran who introduced Vadivelu in his film.

Starting as a sidekick to the famed Goundamani-Senthil comedy duo, Vadivelu rose to prominence after his role in Kadhalan (1994), although his debut movie was En Rasavin Manasile (1991), directed by Kasthoori Raja. Some of his most famous movies are Friends, Bharathi Kannamma, Vetri Kodi Kattu, Winner,Giri, Thalainagaram, Marudhamalai and Chandramukhi. The actor played the lead in the blockbuster Imsai Arasan 23am Pulikesi (2006) where he played a dual role of twin brothers. His next movie in a lead role was Indiralogathil Na Azhagappan (2008), which was however a big failure.

On 21 September 2008, Vadivelu's residence in the Saligramam neighbourhood in Chennai was pelted with stones by a gang, leaving several windows and furniture smashed and damaged. The actor had taken refuge in a room in his home and was safe. Vadivelu is said to have suspected Vijayakanth because of a recent case he had filed against Vijayakanth for assault and the final court hearing was to take place the next day. He suspected that the attack may have occurred to prevent Vadivelu from attending the hearing. As a result, Vadivelu filed another case against Vijayakanth for attempted murder. He later mentioned his interest in competing against Vijayakanth in the next assembly elections and "teaching him a lesson." In response, actor Vijayakanth told a press meet on 22 September that Vadivelu's allegations are based on hearsay.

In 2010, Vadivelu held a press conference, accusing fellow comedian and actor Singamuthu for forgery and financial cheating. Vadivelu, who was previously friends with Singamuthu, purchased land from him but later came to learn that the documents were void. This resulted in the former taking legal action on the latter.

During the legislative assembly elections that took place in Tamil Nadu during April 2011, Vadivelu vehemently campaigned for the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and its alliance. During his public speeches, he predominantly condemned politician and actor Vijayakanth, whose party, the Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK), allied with the opposition party All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), headed by J. Jayalalitha. His allegations of Vijayakanth included him being a "drunkard". In a campaign speech in Tiruvarur, Vadivelu stated that "(his) only aim is to sweep out Vijayakanth's whole team and to campaign vigorously for DMK's victory". Vadivelu was criticised as being biased, only supporting a DMK-led victory for personal gains and not once mentioning anything against the official opposition, the AIADMK, or its leader. In a turn of events, the election was eventually successful for the AIADMK alliance, while Vijayakanth was victorious by a significant margin in his own constituency. Vadivelu later admitted his defeat and warned that he hopes to see Vijayakanth fulfill his role as an elected politician.

Afterward, Vadivelu became absent from media appearances and took a two-year hiatus from acting. He signed up to play a double role in the film Tenaliraman, his third film as hero. The film did decent business at the box office.

In 2015, Vadivelu starer Eli directed by Thenaliraman fame Yuvaraj Dayalan released. The film has got negative reviews from the online portals

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Mersal (2017)

Genres Drame, Thriller, Action
Acteurs Vijay, Kajal Agarwal, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Nithya Menen, S. J. Surya
Rôle Vadivu
Note77% 3.8988553.8988553.8988553.8988553.898855
Vengeance, corruption et magie sont au menu de ce film où un inspecteur ayant arrêté un docteur pour des crimes ciblant le monde de la médecine découvre le vrai coupable.
Eli (2015)
, 2h34
Genres Comédie
Acteurs Vadivelu, Sadha, Pradeep Rawat, Adithya Menon, Santhana Bharathi, Raj Kapoor
Rôle Elisamy a.k.a. "Eli" / Jolly
Note42% 2.1335152.1335152.1335152.1335152.133515
The film is set in 1960s Chennai (Madras then). A police officer and a social worker give speech about ban of cigarettes in All INDIA RADIO. Then 3 men get out from a car . They were thieves and were headed by Eli (Vadivel) a petty thief (who once aspired to become a police officer), who pretends to be a thief who has sold all his robbery items to a jewellery shop owner. The jewellery shop owner had no contact with him and his henchmen dressed as police take all the items pointed out and pretend to arrest Eli and loot the shop. He uses his tricks and loots many other places . One day he enters the house of retired police officer Mr.Rangarajan who had rejected him at the police selection. He loots everything except his photograph. When the current police I.G came there to meet Rangarajan, Eli pretends as though Rangarajan had vacated his house and he is performing rituals and not to disturb him. When the police officer meets Rangarajan on the way he is shocked to find that he had been tricked and Eli had looted the house.
Tenaliraman, 2h26
Genres Drame, Comédie
Acteurs Vadivelu, Meenakshi Dixit, Thambi Ramaiah, Radha Ravi, G. M. Kumar, Manobala
Rôle Thenaliraman/Maamannan
Note54% 2.717222.717222.717222.717222.71722
The movie opens to a prologue, where King Parasbaram (Radha Ravi), ruler of a small rival kingdom and the nine ministers of the great Empire of Vikata Nagaram are on their way to a Chinese consulate's mansion. They are warmly welcomed by General Wang (Wilson Ng) and courtesan Hong (Vivienne Tseng) once they reach there. The Chinese consulate, headed by Chao Gong Gong (Nickson Cheng), wishes to engage in trade with the people of the Kingdom of Vikata Nagaram and reap the benefits. Thus, the ministers strike a deal with Parasbaram and the ministers to help them, promising them a huge share of the benefits. One of the ministers, Nandivarma Rayar (Joe Malloori) objects to this, saying that he doesn't want to betray the King and his people for money. Chao Gong Gong realising that he is of no use to the plan, has courtesan Hong kill him with a poisoned needle from her hair.
Lingaa (2014)
, 2h58
Réalisé par K.S.Ravikumar
Genres Drame, Comédie, Action
Acteurs Rajinikanth, Anushka Shetty, Sonakshi Sinha, Vadivelu, Santhanam, Karunakaran
Note55% 2.7993452.7993452.7993452.7993452.799345
De l’Inde pré-indépendante à nos jours, un riche propriétaire se dresse, aux côtés des villageois opprimés, contre l’Administration anglaise, puis l’Etat indien, pour la construction et la sauvegarde d’un barrage, dans l’Etat du Tamil Nadu.
Ilaignan (2011)

Réalisé par Suresh Krissna
Acteurs Pa. Vijay, Meera Jasmine, Remya Nambeesan, Suman, Kushboo Sundar, Namitha
Rôle Isaac
Note52% 2.6108052.6108052.6108052.6108052.610805
Karki is the son of Nasser who wants to win freedom of his people from the ship building owner raja nayagam and his evil wife sena how he achieves form the crux of the story
Lucky Jokers
Réalisé par Sunil
Genres Comédie
Acteurs Madhu, Anoop Menon, Ajmal Ameer, Jagathy Sreekumar, Suraj Venjaramoodu, P. V. Jagadish Kumar
Note50% 2.524792.524792.524792.524792.52479
The story revolves around the attempts of many to somehow get into the costly treasure of diamonds, that is said to be in the famous Vishnu Puram place, handed over to them by a Nepali king, thousand of years ago. Krishanvarma Thampuran (Jagathy Sreekumar) is the current Rajah of the palace. The Prince (Ajmal Ameer), who finds to his dismay that the treasure is lost, sets out on an adventurous hunt for an ancestral diamond. Suraj Venjaramoodu appeared in double roles as a fraud Sanyasin Himagirisringan and also as a Tamilian named Narasimha Gowundar.
Réalisé par Thiagarajan Sivanandam
Genres Drame, Action
Acteurs Prashanth, Meera Jasmine, Prakash Raj, Mumait Khan, Vadivelu, Vijayakumar
Rôle Silk Singaram
Note45% 2.2693752.2693752.2693752.2693752.269375
A landlord (Kota Srinivasa Rao) rules a village in western Tamil Nadu. When he is opposed by Mambattiyan's father (Vijayakumar), the 'jameen' kills him. Coming to know of this, Mambattiyan (Prashanth) kills the influential person and those in support of him.
தூங்காநகரம், 2h23
Genres Thriller, Comédie
Thèmes Gangsters
Acteurs Vimal, Anjali, Subbu Panchu, Vadivelu, Pandu, Madhumitha
Rôle Special Appearance
Note60% 3.0036053.0036053.0036053.0036053.003605
A group of four friends (Vimal, Barani, Nishanth and Gaurav Narayanan) live lives in their own way in Madurai. They are callous youth, who go hammer and tongs to make both ends meet. Vimal, a wedding videographer comes across his childhood friend Anjali, who is a compere in a local cable TV channel and love blossoms.
Kaavalan (2011)
, 2h33
Réalisé par Siddique
Genres Drame, Comédie romantique, Romance
Acteurs Vijay, Asin Thottumkal, Rajkiran, Mithra Kurian, Roja, Vadivelu
Rôle Ammavasai
Note70% 3.5463153.5463153.5463153.5463153.546315
Bhoominathan (Vijay) idolises Muthuramalingam (Rajkiran) and at the request of his parents, accepts to work for the latter as his bodyguard. There enters Muthuramalingam's rival, who has lost his daughter since she committed suicide, the reason being rejection by Muthuramalingam's son. While Bhoominathan protects Muthuramalingam, his rival threatens the life of his daughter Meera (Asin). Bhoominathan is sent to college along with Meera and her friend Madhu (Mithra Kurian) to protect them from the threat. Meera tries to distance herself from Bhoominathan by calling him from a private number; Bhoominathan falls in love with the girl without knowing that it is Meera herself. At one point, Meera too feels herself becoming attracted to Bhoominathan and expresses her desire to meet him in person. However, due to circumstances they are not able to accomplish this until at the climax when she tells Bhoominathan to run away with her and to meet at a railway station. Bhoominathan agrees, unaware it is Meera. However through certain means,Muthuramalingam comes to think that Bhoominathan and Meera are going to run away. In order to save Bhoominathan's life from the anger of Muthuramalingam, Meera lies that the lover is not her and that Bhoominathan is meeting another girl at the train station. Muthuramalingam lets Bhoominathan leave as he was desperate to meet his 'lover' at the station. The story moves on to few years later where Bhoominathan and his son returning to Meera's village, with the son keeping away a diary written to him by his mum. At Meera's house, Meera's father was ill and Meera appeared from her room unmarried that shocked Bhoominathan as he felt the man who would marry Meera would be the luckiest man on earth. The son continues to read the diary later in the night where the remaining of the story reveals. Meera's father lets Bhoominathan go but tells his henchmen to kill Bhoominathan if the girl he claims to meet does not appear. Terrified that Bhoomi would be killed, Meera sends her friend, Madhu, to the station and tells her to tell Bhoominathan that she is the lover and that she won't be able to make it to the station. Madhu, seeing Bhoominathan, tries to tell him that it was Meera but, Muthuramalingam's henchman appeared to be behind Bhoomi. Madhu pretends that she was his lover whilst the henchman was watching. But the hug from Bhoominathan made Madhu to backstab her friend. Meera called Madhu's phone but Madhu killed Meera's call, switched the phone off and threw it outside the train. Her wicked smile indicated that she now wanted Meera out of their life, so she settled in another country. But God works in mysterious ways. Madhu's life was short-lived. She felt it's God way of punishing her and therefore wanted her son to know the truth. When Bhoominathan and the son leaves the next day, the son asks Meera if he can call her 'amma' and she says yes. And he then asks his 'mum' to follow them back. Bhoominathan gets angry at his son for saying something so blunt and rude. But Muthuramalingam begs Bhoominathan to take Meera as his wife. So they go onto the train together but the son runs away before leaving and throws the diary into a trashcan nearby. Bhoominathan finds the diary and realises soon that his real lover, the girl who had waited for him for so many years faithfully, was Meera. And in the train he shows that he has accepted her full-heartedly.
Kacheri Arambam
Acteurs Jiiva, Poonam Bajwa, J. D. Chakravarthy, Aarthi, Vadivelu, Dhandapani
Rôle Deepavali
Note47% 2.3747152.3747152.3747152.3747152.374715
The film begins at a journey in train where Paari (Jiiva) looks back at everything. Cut to the beginning, one remote village in Ramanathapuram. Paari is a do-gooder helping everyone in need. A magnanimous man, he gives anything and everything to others if they ask for. Promising his dad (Azhagam Perumal) to earn more, Paari sets out to Chennai. But he faces more challenges. He meets a young girl Madhi (Poonam Bajwa) and falls in love with her. Some goons also cause trouble for Paari. Meanwhile, Sivamani (J D Chakravarthy), the dreaded but sophisticated don of the city is getting ready to marry Madhu. When the two stories meet, chaos ensue, it is now up to Paari and Sivamani to sort it out.
Sura (2010)
, 2h50
Réalisé par Gautham Vasudev Menon
Genres Drame, Comédie, Action
Acteurs Vijay, Tamannaah Bhatia, Sameera Reddy, Prabhu, Radha Ravi, Vadivelu
Rôle Umbrella
Note33% 1.6522651.6522651.6522651.6522651.652265
Sura is a story that is set in Yaazh Nagar, a fishermen hamlet in coastal Tamil Nadu.Sura (Vijay) is born and brought up here in the company of his friend, Ambar La, alias Umbrella (Vadivelu). Meanwhile, he comes across young bubbly Poornima (Tamannaah) who chooses to end her life unable to cope up with the death of her pet dog.